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in decades. sandy regaining hurricane strength this morning as it barrels toward the east coast. threats of high wind, heavy rain and maybe snow could hit from washington to maine and leave millions without power. several states have declared emergencies, residents being urged to stock up on food, water and batteries. and meteorologist rick reichmuth is in the extreme weather center. >> good morning, the snow you're talking about will be across the central appalachians, west virginia, pennsylvania and ohio, everybody else we're talking about a rain event. the rain already in across the carolinas, and it will get worse through the afternoon. winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour at times, but the track is it interesting, generally this time of year, these storms move out to sea. not the case this time. we expect it to take a hard left turn sometime sunday and make a direct beline for parts of the coast line of new jersey up to long island. somewhere in that area appears to be the target. this is what we can break this down and show you how we're going to expect it. today, heaviest rain is
to slide. fears growing, hurricane sandy could drive them right back . the jor refiners on the east coast could take a direct hit. jim, how bad could this get at the pump? >> well, if you ask me how bad. it could get really bad. easynswer to say look, it isn't going to be a big deal because usually these kinds of things aren't, but let's take a worse case scenario, if you had a category 1 storm hit the east coast we're completely unprepared for it, first of all. gasoline prices are too high, even though they've come down recently they're too high and we don't have any slack in this enomy so this thing would be kicking our compli eco hat a time we're not circling the drain, but on the edge of the toilet. i don't think that consumers can afford the increase in the gasoline prices, nor can they afford the economic hit that they would take in that region, rebuildingt a time, again, where things are difficult in the first place. >> gary b, are you worried. >> i am not. jim had it right and then talking until he had it wrong. the east coast area that might be hit by the hurricane has about 6% o
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